HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Will Smith accepts the Actor in a Leading Role award for ‘King Richard’ onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Over the weekend, Will Smith finally released an apology to Chris Rock for the slap heard ’round the world.

So what did Chris Rock have to say? Well, he is on tour and, according to fans, mentioned the incident several times at weekend shows. On stage in Atlanta, CNN reports he distanced himself from being a victim. In addition, he made a reference comparing Will Smith to Suge Knight. Knight is the co-founder of Death Row Records. He was a prominent figure in the early days of gangster rap. Currently, he is behind bars for manslaughter.

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 27: Will Smith appears to slap Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

To see Will Smith’s apology video and a recap of what initially happened, click here.

Reaction

Reaction to Will Smith’s apology has been mixed. Some see it as genuine, others see it as too little too late. Then there are those who feel it’s just a pubic relations move They even go so far as to make speculations about him promoting the water brand that appears in the video.

Take a few scrolls through Twitter or any social media and you might be surprised at some of the outright crazy, as well as thought provoking posts that you will find.

On Twitter, @42isTheSolution wrote, “Will Smith’s apology will go down as one of the better examples of ownership of one’s behavior.” On the other hand,  @suisseme said bluntly, “We don’t forgive you.”

Finally, @bills5677 gives a different perspective on the statement and wildly varied reactions. He posted, “It’s sad to me we live in a world where we can’t distinguish an apology from a “rehearsed PF move.” I don’t have a dog in the fight…bit it just makes me sad.”